Inspiration from the Paint Store
I like going to the paint store to look at the paint chips and brochures. The last time I went to the paint store, I looked at these brochures with a different purpose – inspiration for sewing and quilting projects!
I love the southwest vibe of these colors together. Reminds me of the colors we would see when we lived in western Colorado. sigh…
I love the modern feel of this simple color combination – black, grey, gold and taupe.
Here’s an example of a paint color scheme I like, and the fabrics I could match from my stash. Definitely a spring color combination.
Here’s another stack of fabrics I picked from my stash that most closely matched the paint chips from that brochure.
I made my favorite block, a wonky/maverick star, into a mini quilt with these colors. I’m not a big fan of yellow, so I did a string-pieced center to ensure these colors could take turns being next to each other. I also did a scrappy binding which frames this star nicely. This was a fun exercise because I love how this combo turned out!
I think it’s fun to discover new sources of inspiration. It’s also fun to challenge myself with new color combinations I may not try on my own. I’m definitely going to try this with more of the paint chips I collected.